Floating land - rising sea: Arts and minds on climate change

Cochrane, Susan (2010) Floating land - rising sea: Arts and minds on climate change. LINQ, 37 93-103.

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Author Cochrane, Susan
Title Floating land - rising sea: Arts and minds on climate change
Journal name LINQ
ISSN 0817-458X
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 37
Start page 93
End page 103
Total pages 11
Place of publication Townsville, Qld, Australia
Publisher James Cook University
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Climate change is a local and global issue. In past millennia, the people who settled the islands of Moana Nui a Kiva (the Pacinc Ocean) undertook the greatest sea migrations of all time. Today there are new migrations, precarious journeys of people displaced by climate change and rising seas. The people of Tuvalu and Kiribati in the north Pacinc, Takuu (Mortlock Islands) and the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea, and Australia's Torres Strait Islanders, are now voyaging towards an uncertain future. Rapidly rising sea-levels and massive king tides are encroaching on their villages and salt is affecting arable land. The mass migration of entire island communities is imminent. It is crucial that the rest of the world becomes aware of these Islanders' predicament.'
Keyword Climate change
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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